Bolton Steam Museum - Bolton

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ADDRESS: Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road off Chorley Road
Greater Manchester
TELEPHONE: 01204 846490
Bolton Steam Museum - Bolton

Bolton Steam Museum has over 27 old stationary steam engines, which our volunteers have rescued from scrap and restored to run in steam once again.

Most of these are running on our occasional Steaming Days. We have a wide range, with many different types of steam engine. Some are now unique - the only engine of this particular type left anywhere in the world! Come and see these magnificent monsters back in action once again! Admission is free (donations welcome!), with free unlimited parking on the Supermarket Car Park.

Please note the limited opening days. Activity sheets for the children to try, and models for them to operate.

The NMES was formed in 1966 by a small but extremely dedicated band of enthusiasts who decided that something had to be done to preserve the steam engines from the textile industries of Lancashire and Yorkshire before they were all scrapped. Of the thousands of engines that were once at work, perhaps only about a hundred still survived, with more mill closures being announced every week.


Opening Times:
10am to 4pm each day as follows:
September 12,13
December 28,29